Biographical entry Gowrie, first Earl of (1872 - 1955)

Sir, 1st Earl of Gowrie

6 July 1872
Windsor, England
2 May 1955
Gloucestershire, England
Governor, Governor-General (Australia), Soldier and Writer of Inscription


Lord Gowrie, Sir Alexander Gore Arkwright Hore-Ruthven, 1st Earl of Gowrie was a soldier, governor-general of Australia (1936-1945), governor of South Australia (1928-1934), and governor of New South Wales (1935-1936). He was born in 1872 at Windsor, England. He married Zara Eileen Pollok (1879-1965) on 1 June 1908 at St George's, Hanover Square, London.


Cunneen, Chris and Deirdre Morris. Gowrie, first Earl of (1872-1955), Australian Dictionary of Biography. National Centre of Biography, Australian National University. Published in hard copy 1983, accessed online 29 July 2013.